With Week 1 on the horizon, the New York Giants are exploring other kicking options as Josh Brown‘s one-game suspension looms.
Bullock, who was first released by the Houston Texans after a poor start to the season, played the majority of 2015 with the New York Jets. Bullock went 19-for-23 on his field goal attempts while finishing 22-for-25 on his extra point attempts last season.
The Giants signed Bullock on Aug. 22, but may not be entirely sold on his season-long value. he team chose to bring in veterans
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN, the Giants chose to bring in veterans Cody Parkey and Shayne Graham for workouts this past Tuesday. Bullock performed well in the preseason, knocking down his lone field goal attempt to go along with three for three on PATs.
The Giants worked out a pair of veteran kickers Tuesday in Shayne Graham and Cody Parkey. Also kicker Aldrick… https://t.co/i23Ml1kcZF
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) September 6, 2016
Parkey, a former Philadelphia Eagles PK, was a Pro Bowl replacement for Stephen Gostkowski during his rookie campaign in 2014. That season he went 32-of-36 on field goals and knocked down all 54 of his PATs. In 2015 Parkey went three of four on his field goals and drilled his seven PAT attempts, before landing on IR three games into the season.
At only 24 years old, Parkey could be a potential long-term solution for the team if they choose to cut bait on Brown.
Graham has been a career journeyman, playing for 17 different NFL franchises during his time in the league. He last kicked for the Atlanta Falcons a year ago, brought aboard to fill in for an injured Matt Bryant. He hit 11 of his 13 field goal attempts and buried his eight PATs attempts during his 2015 campaign. The 38-year old boasts an 85.5% career field goal percentage over 13 NFL seasons.